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    Finally reached a big goal for me!


    My goal was always to bench 250 pounds. I started quite a few years ago probably benching 125 or so. I was 6'1" probably 165 pounds. Now I'm 6'1" 185 pounds and the other night for the first time I got up 250 on bench 3 times! Now it may not seem like a lot to some people but it's awesome to reach a milestone that seems unreachable at first. Now I'm on my way to 300

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    Good job!I will put up 405 on the incline one day..........205 x 7 is my personal best so far.I like to set my goals high!
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    congrats man!!

    I know how you feel .. finally pushed 245 the other day for a PR
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    Good job man. It's a battle against yourself, not the guy next to you.
    "I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
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    Thanks fellas!
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    Great lift partner - **** NOW************ blow the doors off 300. You own 250. 300 is just around the corner
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    Honestly one of the best feelings in the world.

    I'm going to be breaking the 3 x BW deadlift in the next 2 months and can't wait!
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    I would attempt a 315 max on bench, but I'm a panzy and don't want my wrists to hurt like hell for a week afterwards.

    My highest is usually somewhere between 265-275 for 4-5 reps. And my wrists still hurt the rest of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goslamacamel View Post
    I would attempt a 315 max on bench, but I'm a panzy and don't want my wrists to hurt like hell for a week afterwards.

    My highest is usually somewhere between 265-275 for 4-5 reps. And my wrists still hurt the rest of the day.
    I recently started incarnate to hopefully help with joints.Mainly my wrists as well.I also bought some wrist straps from my local sports store today.$10 a piece.Not a pair!Just one!They feel nice and supportive.so hopefully they'll help.

    According to a max lift chart,your max is 305,so you might not want to attempt 315 for that reason also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNinja
    My goal was always to bench 250 pounds. I started quite a few years ago probably benching 125 or so. I was 6'1" probably 165 pounds. Now I'm 6'1" 185 pounds and the other night for the first time I got up 250 on bench 3 times! Now it may not seem like a lot to some people but it's awesome to reach a milestone that seems unreachable at first. Now I'm on my way to 300

    That is all
    Congratulations. Its awesome to meet a milestone. 250x3 is when you're starting to move some pretty big weight! Just, do yourself a favor and always cherish those milestones you reach. Back when I was in the swing of things, I got to the point where I was never satisfied with anything--in hindsight, I made great progress, but I wish I enjoyed it at the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by goslamacamel View Post
    I would attempt a 315 max on bench, but I'm a panzy and don't want my wrists to hurt like hell for a week afterwards.

    My highest is usually somewhere between 265-275 for 4-5 reps. And my wrists still hurt the rest of the day.
    Great lifts, especially for someone your age! Having said that, 315 isn't THAT heavy to be killing your wrists. I'd definitely suggest performing some exercises to strengthen your wrists and grip, and definitely use those wrist wraps!
    Last edited by kwyckemynd00; 05-16-2008 at 10:32 PM.
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    I didn't notice you were 17 you bastard!
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    Yeah my wrists are one of my weakest points. I have to pop them both to relieve pressure after pushing exercises. My right radius and ulna epiphyseal plates were fractured when I was 14. My bench and deadlift are pretty badass, I can deadlift 345 for 2-3 reps, but my max squat is like 285-295. I think it's cause I have a somewhat shorter torso and long legs.
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    Big congrats man! It always feels good to break those. My bench goal for a while was to rep 225 with ease...got it and now im looking at 315, i can hit a it for 3 but id like to be doing 10 reps for 3 sets....thatll be awhile plus i dont focus on bench much anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goslamacamel View Post
    Yeah my wrists are one of my weakest points. I have to pop them both to relieve pressure after pushing exercises. My right radius and ulna epiphyseal plates were fractured when I was 14.
    My wrists (and grip) are actually super weak, too. So, I know where you're coming from. Although you are probably in a situation where your wrist weakness is warranted b/c of the injury when you were 14. I was just born a wuss

    When I was training seriously, long, long ago, I was actually afraid to go for my max bench or to lift too heavy on bench b/c my wrists did very little to resist the weight from moving around once I got to like 350 or so. So, I never took my reps past that before I stopped.

    My bench and deadlift are pretty badass, I can deadlift 345 for 2-3 reps, but my max squat is like 285-295. I think it's cause I have a somewhat shorter torso and long legs.
    Yeah, well I have a long torso and short legs and I suck at squats, too Great for deadlifts.... about 8 months before I peaked out I started them up and did them for 3 months. Got to 500lbs, but then stopped b/c they fatigued me way too much and I'm a big wuss.
    Last edited by kwyckemynd00; 05-17-2008 at 02:08 PM.
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    I used my wrist straps today for the first time and they seemed to help quite a bit.

    It's a wonder you even achieved those lifts kwy!I have been busting my ass for a while and I couldn't hit those numbers.I started at 5'8" and 130lbs though.......that shows what I had to work with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goslamacamel View Post
    Yeah my wrists are one of my weakest points. I have to pop them both to relieve pressure after pushing exercises. My right radius and ulna epiphyseal plates were fractured when I was 14. My bench and deadlift are pretty badass, I can deadlift 345 for 2-3 reps, but my max squat is like 285-295. I think it's cause I have a somewhat shorter torso and long legs.
    Do more forearms to relieve wrist pain. Here are some examples wrist curls, hammer curls, cross body curls. If you want to bench 315 try to hit 90% of 315, which is about 285 for 3 reps. Some good number to set as goals are squat 2.5 times bodyweight, bench 1.5 times bodyweight, deadlift 2.75 times bodyweight. good luck
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